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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 7, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH WEDNESDAY NEAR 20. The lethbtidge VOL. LX1V No. 303 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1971 PRICK NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 22 I'A'JES switch party HARRY STROM EDMONTON' (CP) Alberta Social Credit leader Harry Slroin said today he would not consider running federally for the Progressive Conservative party. "I'm not interested in any way, shape or form in making any transfers, federally or provincially, to the Mr. Strcm said in an interview. He made the comment following a report from Ottawa that the Conservatives want him to run against Liberal cabinet minister II. A. (Bud) Olson in the Medicine Hat riding. Mr. Strom, whose Social Credit government was de- feated by the Conservatives in August after 36 years in power, represents the southeastern Alberta riding of Cypress in the legislature. steals show By STEWART MacLEOD OTTAWA (CP) Before voting on such touchy topics as the right of self determination, for Quebec and the legalization of marijuana, Con- servative delegates received a call to arms Mon- day from Party Leader Robert Stanfield, who pledged to create a new climate of confidence in Canada. "That." he told 1 cheering supporters, "will be the central issu? in live coming campaign." The delegates, who spent the day plodding through resolutions in various workshops, gathered in tlte ball- JTI-IIII of a downtown lintd during the evening to give Mr. Stanfield a rip-roaring welcome as he began lay- ing foundations for tte next election, expected next year. On js orra.-.inns fire inlernrpM Mr, Ranficld with hursts of applaun1 two of tern stand- ing when he thai, if everyone works, he will be the next prime minister of Canada, the roar was deafening. With pledges of support from provincial party lead- ers, who shared his platform, it. was Mr. Stanfield's night. There wasn't a dissenting voice in the ballroom. Livens meeting Tl was the party loader's speech thnl snapped the convention lo life Monday, and the delegates appear- ed ready lo unleash their enthusiasm even before he entered tile ballroom. Some of the audience bad waited for SO minutes because not everyone was informed that former party leader John Diefenbaker had declined an invitation to be the lead-off speaker. Mr. Stanfield had not completed his first sentence- in which he said the Trudeau government had little worthwhile to offer the first burst of applause broke out. And it came in waves after that, tapering off slightly when the speaker said that con- tinned applause would result in everyone being late for UK pest-speech parly. Mr. Stanfield tore into the Liberal government with determined delight, concentrating on economic policies and referring to the tax legislation as a witch's brew. Finance Minister E. J. Benson was the man riding the broomstick. The government was guilty of confusion, complacen- cy and incompetence. Opinion polls if 11 has become increasingly clear that the conven- tion, while officially dedicated to matters of policy, is looking more and more to the forthcoming election campaign. Delegates talk about Iho encouraging public opinion polls, there arc rumors of bigger donations to party coffers, and Ihe support being pledged by provincial leaders is being talked about in all hospitality suites. In the meantime, a smaller campaign is in pro- gress as five candidates seek the party presidency. Tlicre are persistent repcrts thai, some party mem- bers, not known as enthusiastic supporters of Mr. Stan- field, are throwing their support behind John Pallcil, ;i former AIP for who was party whip in Mr, DiefenbakiT's regime. Soin'ccs say I his group is hoping to elect a complete slate of national officers under Mr. Pallrtl. ttul there is no indication of the flrrngth of tlm forces involved. Mo one admits to being part of any organized bloc. Ovdidalc Itoyal Dc.ycll, now party treasurer, is said to linvr IV f.nppml of morl present executive members. OlhiT raiuiifl.nlr-; arc James Rafkin, former MP for Nfnl'row 5-Ym t.h, businessman Don Mat I hews of Out., and Dr. S. F. Moncslime, mayor of Matlawa, Ont. I'oprevrnting th.1 Kcderal Progressive Conscruiliw1 A.sMK'ialion at Hie convention urc KivH W'catlionip, harry 1-nng and Dr. Herb Axforrt. Capsule lands on Mars MOSCOW (AP) An un- manned Soviet space capsule has become the first manmade vehicle to land safely on Mars, Tass reported today. The capsule soft-landed last Thursday by parachute from the Mars 3 satellite and radioed signals to earth via the mother ship, the Soviet news agency said. It said Mars 3. launched in May, reached its destination after a flight of 188 days. Earlier probes by the Soviet Union and the United States ei- ther missed the planet, went into orbits around it, or failed to land safely. Mars 3 transmitted radio sig- nuis from the descent craft to earth between Dec. 2 and Dec. 5, Tass said. First reports gave no clue about the nature of the informa- tion sent back from Mars 3. In addition to the radio communi- cations, Tass said some "video apparently television pictures, were sent, but added that they were "brief and sud- denly discontinued." LANDED BY PARACHUTE Tass said Mars 3 first orbited the planet. A descent craft then separated from the mother ship and entered the planet's atmos- phere by parachute. It landed in the southern hem- isphere of Mars between the Electris and Phaetonis regions in an area 45 degrees latituda south and 158 degrees longitude west. A pennant with the coat of arms of the Soviet Union, the hammer and sickle, was in- stalled on the descent craft. The mother ship went into a wide orbit of Mars, circling the planet once 11 days, Tass said, never coming closer than OT) miles to the planet's sur- face. liars 2, launched by the Rus- sians nine days earlier, went into a different wide orbit around the planet late last month. Tlrere was no announce- ment of any landing attempt by fl descent craft from Mars 2. Tass said both Mars probes are carrying out a, study of outer space near Mars from dif- fering orbits around the planet. Trudeau siqhts remo surcharqe s WASHINGTON (CP) Prime Minister Tmdeau said today he hopes the United States will remove its 10-per-cent surcharge on imports after the Dec. 17 meeting of the Group of Ten here. He said such removal is linked closely with readjustment of currencies sought by the U.S. Mr. Trudeau added at a news conference that he understands from U.S. Treasury Secretary John Con- nally that the U.S. will be anxious and willing to re- move the surcharge once realignment of currencies is achieved. If next week's meeting on currencies by the Group of Ten. including Canada, is not conclusive, there would lie another in January. Winnipeg Jets obtain rights to Hobby Hull. Alberta football fan is fined for shenanigans VANCOUVER (CP) An- thony Willie. 53, of Forestburg, Alia., who was involved in an accident seen on national vision. was fined when he pleaded guilly to impaired driv- ing. White was driving a camper truck which struck a motor- cycle policeman during the Grey Cup parade Nov. 27. Con- stable David Chamberlain, the motorcycle policeman, was treated in hospital for a twisted left leg after the accident and WES released the same day. White admitted in court he was "exuberant after two ryes" and entered the parade illegally, striking the motor- cycle. PRAISES STATEMENT The Group of Ten comprises the Western world's richest countries. The prime minister spoke to reporters after his Monday meeting with President Nixon, first in a series planned by the U.S. leader. Mr. Trudeau then returned to Ottawa. Mr. Trudeau said Mr. Nixon had made the "fantastically new statement" that the U.S. respects Canadian political and economic that the U.S. doesn't expect Canada to always shoulder a trade deficit with the U.S. Canada's economy in the last two years has recorded an over-all surplus in U.S. trade but otherwise has been in a chronic deficit position. Mr. Trudeau also said Can- ada's dollar has been on a "clean float" since it was un- pegged from a fixed rate last year. That means that the Bank of Canada has avoided interven- tions into national money mar- kets to ensure the Canadian dol- lar stays below the U.S. dollar. In the last day, the Canadian dollar has gone above the U.S. dollar value. SEES A BREAKTHROUGH Mr. Trudeau told the news conference that Mr. Nixon made statements amounting to a "breakthrough" in Canada-US, relations. There had heen a lot of cnies- (ioning in Canada, particularly since August, about whether the P.S. had "stopped loving us." The atmosphere in Canada In- ward the U.S. had apparently deteriorated and he had come to Washington to see whether any fence-mending was needed. Mr. Tnideau said Mr. Nixon had given him a "true expres- sion of friendship." The U.S. had no desire to in- tervene in Canadian affairs and had deep respect for Canadians' wish to orient their political and economic destiny in Iheir own ASKED ABOUT TRADE Mr. Trudeau said he had asked the president whether the U.S. always wanted to have a surplus trade balance with Can- ada. The president had replied no, that Canada was in the same economic position as the U.S. had been before the First World on foreign cap- ital. Tliis had been an ungrudging and "fantastically new state- ment" by the president. Mr. Trudeau said that in many cases Canada would wel- come U.S. capital. In other cases, Canada would want to do things "in our own way." The "real breakthrough" of I'.is visil was the U.S. recogni- tion that Canada had the free- dom to do just that. Mr. Trudeau said no final con- clusions were reached on spe- cific economic problems though "another step" had been taken in "over-all prog- ress" on these matters. There had been brief discus- sions with the president about negotiations, now lasting many months, to revise the 1965 auto production agreement. But those details were being han- dled at official and ministerial levels. Mr. Tnideau said it is obvious that the 10-per-cent U.S. import surcharge, imposed with other trade-restricting measures Aug. 15. is temporary, as the U.S. had stated earlier. Canada has estimated this surcharge affects perhaps up to billion worth of annual ex- ports to the U.S., worth about billion. The main message from Mr. Nixon had been: "We don't want to gobble you up." "We don't necessarily feel that there has to be s. surplus with vou WINNIPEG (CP) Ben HaUldn, owner of the Winnipeg Jets franchise in the new World Hockey Association revealed Monday he has obtained the WHA rights to Bobby Hull of tht Chicago Black Hawks, HaUkin, who talked with the Chicago forward last weekend in Vancouver, said he will meet with Hull again this weekend in Toronto. The Winnipeg own- er has said he would be willing to offer Hull a five-year con- tract for Si million. The WHA clubs each drafted four NHL players at a meeting 10 days ago but Hatskin said he will not reveal the names of the other three players. TRUDEAU DISCUSSES NIXON MEETING India claims victories war From AP-REUTER India claimed sweeping victo- ries in East Pakistan today, saying the Pakistani army was in retreat. It called for the Pak- istanis to surrender there. But in the West, India admitted set- backs in Kashmir. India abandoned Chamb, in to bead off war WASHINGTON (CP1 Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada said today he had tried through direct correspondence with Prime Minister Indira Ghandi of India and President Yahya Khan of Pakistan to head off npen hostilities between Ihe two countries. He fold a news conference the Canadian government has not yet been able to assess the fighting, but will express its views when the matter goes be- fore the General Assembly of the United Nations. Mr. Trudeau was asked whether lie agreed with Presi- dent Nixon that the main re- sponsibility for the fighting rested with India, but said he would not put thai blunt an in- terpretation on the president's position. The Canadian government is assessing the India-Pakistani Plane turns OTTAWA (CP) A Canadian Hercules transport plane turned back from a second attempt In land at Dacca in East Pakistan today allFer anti-aircraft fire was spotted from ships in the Bay of Bengal, a defence de- partment spokesman said. He said the anti-aircraft fire was close enough to cause con- cern to the Hercules crew. The plane was not hit and nobody was injured. There was no attack on the Hercules by any other aircraft. The Canadian plane is trying western Kashmir, 30 miles from the major Indian city of Jammu, a spokesman said. But in East Pakistan, India claimed the Pakistani army was cut off by air and sea and Gen. Sam Maneckshaw, Indian chief of staff, told the Pakistani fighting there: "Time is running out. Lay down your arms before it is too late." Radio Pakistan announced that President Yahya Khan had asked two prominent politicians to form a civilian government. No date was set. Nurul Amin, a rightist from East Pakistan, was offered the post of prime minister with former Foreign Minister Zulfika Ali Bhutto, leader of the leftist People's party, as deputy prime minis- ter.' PASSES THE BUCK Meanwhile at United Nations after three nights of meetings, the Security Council found it- self unable even to issue a sim- ple call for a ceasefire in the Indian sub-continent Monday night and passed the matter over to tie 131-country Gen- eral Assembly. The assembly was expected to meet today in the first oE three sessions that may go into tonight as it seeks to halt the war between India and Paki- stan. At Warsaw, Sonet Commu- nist party chief Ijeonid Brezh- nev blamed the Pakistani gov- ernment for the India-Pakistan war and called today for a peaceful political settlement "without any interference of outside forces." At New Delhi thirty mem- bers of the Indian Parliament, including Communists and members of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's Congress par- ty, staged a brief anti-Ameri- can demonstration outside the U.S. embassy today. Kelurus lo desk UNITED NATIONS (API -United Nations Secretary-General U Thant relumed lo his desk Monday afler more than a month of treatment for a duodenal ulcer. Thant was taken to hospital Nov. 2 and released Nov. 27. on tne basis ot il-s independent diplomatic dispatches. Its sources of information are perhaps "not as good" as those of the returned safc-tly to Bangkok and is awaiting further instructions there. PLANE NOT HIT Reports from Bangkok that the Hercules had been hit were incorrect, Ihe spokesman said here after Air Transport Command was in touch with tho crew. The plaiie had to turn back from its first attempt Sunday when Indian planes attacked tho Dacca airport 10 minutes before the Canadian aircraft was about to land. holiday UNITED NATIONS (Renter) The UN General Assembly by a vote of 63 lo 6 approved Monday a Zambian proposal that Oct. United Nalions be an international holiday and that all member states be asked to observe home. The 62-year-old Burmese SHOPPING DAYS plans to retire Dec. 31 after 10 ...fl fUDICTIul AC years as secretary-general. w to fly refugees out of Dacca on behalf of the United Nations. instruc- Cup of Milk Fund Man must eat Chill winds push jobless total up Good for you, Jaffray, B.C.! Thanks for the donation lo the Cup of Milk Fund! Your con- tribution pushed the fund closer lo the The tolal now stands at Our Jaffray, B.C., reader writes: "Do hope the milk gets closer lo the refugees lhan our Canadian wheat that's stuck in some port." Well, you can be assured of OTTAWA (CP1 The ehill winds of approaching winter pushed lire jobless total up lo last month, a sharp in- crease for the month but about average for this lime of year, S I a I i s I. i c s Canada reported today. As expected because of Ihe season, there were s h a r p I y fewer available in agricnl- l u r e and construction. And omr'oymenl in the trade industries improved, HKTO were moro layoffs in manufacluring. The without jobs at; mid-Xovembi'r compnrod with at mid-October anil at last year. An estimated work-